Anti-Static Workbenches

Setting Up Your ESD Workbenches

This article provides readers with a simple step by step guide to setting up an ESD Workstation. For more info on how to create a safe electric environment, please refer to our previous post here. Staying Protected and Reducing the Risk with ESD Workbenches To reduce the risk of static discharge igniting, there are standard devices to equip a workstation with. Known as anti-static devices. Such devices protect against static by preventing the build up of static electricity. Setting up your ESD Workbenches 1. Choosing Your Workbench  The first decision to make is the choice of anti-static workbench you need…. Read more

The Importance of ESD

The Importance of ESD

The Importance of ESD and creating a safe work environment. ESD is a huge area of study, it’s a concern for many and of very high importance. There’s lots to cover and this blog will only be the tip of the iceberg. First, let’s look at a definition of ESD or Electrostatic discharge: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) The sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, and electrical short, or dielectric breakdown. […] The ESD occurs when differently-charged objects are bought close together or when the dielectric between them breaks down, often creating a visible spark. Souce:… Read more

Workbench Accessories Explained Pt. 2

Workbench Accessories: Below Bench As promised, this week we will explain the ins and outs of our most popular workbench accessory range, focusing on the below bench accessories. If you are looking for more in depth descriptions of above workbench accessories you can read our last post here. 1. Single Drawer Unit A single drawer unit is ideal for when minimal storage is required. They are a low cost and space saving solution for the usual odds and ends that need a home. Single drawer units are also ideal for storing small machinery when not in use and can be… Read more

Benefits of an ESD Workbench

ESD Workbench

The basic concept behind the design of an ESD workbench is to ensure materials and personnel are at the same electrical potential. Electrostatic discharge (the rapid and sudden transfer of electricity usually in the form of a spark) occurs when two objects at different electrical potentials come in contact or in the proximity of each other. If this is to occur it can be dangerous for personnel and damage parts and materials. The use of an ESD workbench should provide some protection against this, keeping personnel, components and devices safe. The key element to an ESD workbench is the use… Read more